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Kay Kemper, Harp(back to musicians page)

Favorite Quote:
"Put your heart in it."

Favorite composer(s) to listen to?
Carl Jenkins

Favorite composer(s) to perform?
Too many to list.

Random Fact:
I love to travel.

If you could blink your eyes and be in a favorite place right now, where would it be?
On the ocean.

Kay Kemper, harp, is a lecturer at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. A classically trained harpist and musician, Kay Kemper has had over 40 years professional playing and teaching experience.  A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, her teachers include Joan Harrison Ceo, Lucile Lawrence and Alice Chalifoux. Kay has appeared with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops, the Milwaukee Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, and Orquesta Filarmonica de Caracas in Venezuela.  She has also participated in the summer music festivals at the Interlochen National Music Camp, Tanglewood Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival, and the Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival. A versatile performer, Kay enjoys giving lecture recitals, playing chamber music, or providing ambience with background music.  She has performed on 3 cruise ships and seen many different ports around the world. As an active freelance musician in South Florida since 1990, Kay performs regularly with the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra and Palm Beach Symphony, the Palm Beach Pops, Florida Grand Opera Orchestra, and the Southwest Florida Symphony in Ft. Myers, as well as various private functions in the area.  She maintains a private teaching studio and has recently completed a 4 year term as President of the South Florida Chapter of the American Harp Society.